Brokeback mountain - now who hadnt heard of this movie.. All the hype, the Oscars,not to mention Director-Ang Lee, yup, all these drew me to the movie as well.
A movie based on the short story by Annie Proulx and about the forbidden love and the relationship between the 2cowboys and how they try to get on with life was all i knew of this epic till i saw for myself it was more than just that.
Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger),a ranch hand & Jack Twist( Jake Gyllenhaal) ,a rodeo cowboy meet while lining up for employment with local rancher Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid) and get hired to spend the summer sheepherding in the hills of Wyoming and as they make their way uphill, they have their life chalked out- work, earn some money, marry and settle down but fate has other things in store for these two boys
Its a movie about how two men, who bond and go beyond jus spending the summer at Broke back mountain.They turn towards each other as isolation surrounds them and one night to get away from the cold, they share a tent, and this is the beginning of a bond they knew not, but can no longer do without.
At the end of the Summer, they must come down and go their seperate ways. Ennis stays in Wyoming and gets married to his sweetheart Alma(Michelle Williams), has 2 daughters and tries to make ends meet and on the other hand, Jack marries Lureen (Anne Hathway) and settles down in Texas and has a Son and lands himself a good job with her Dad. After a couple of years, Ennis receives a postcard from Jack asking if they could meet up and thus begins the saga of two men, who feel so much for each other and yet must go on with their wives and families.
The way they react to each other, their trips to the Brokeback Mountain for a few days reserved just for them and their love, the battles that go on at home because of these escapades. Alma walks out of Ennis as she discovers this other side of him while Lureen turns the other way and goes on as if nothing is different . The raw passion between them, the way they keep their secret bond alive for over a decade has been beautifullly shown in the movie.
There are some scenes where you wonder how two people who are so different yet alike, get married and have a family and how at the end it all makes sense.. This movie is not just about two Gay men, it is a magical carpet of love, passion,commitments,society and the twists and turns life offers . The mountains, their beauty takes your breath away making you want to run about the terrains, the lakes, every inch of it is so serene and yet so full of life .
All i have to say is "Dont have any preconceived notions !! "
Watch it.. enjoy it...